Expressions of interest sought for vacancies on the Voluntary Health Insurance Board

20 January 2012

The Voluntary Health Insurance Board, (VHI) trading as Vhi Healthcare, is a not-for-profit semi-State body which is the State’s largest provider of private health insurance. The Board was established at a time when a substantial percentage of the population, whose income was above a certain level, had no entitlement to free or partially free medical or surgical services. Since that time, eligibility for public health and personal social services has been significantly extended and the private health insurance market has been opened to competition. There are, at present, two other privately owned companies providing private health insurance competing with VHI in the open market.

The Minister for Health is now considering the filling of four vacancies which currently exist on the Board, arising from the expiration of the term of office of a number of former members. Expressions of interest are now sought by persons with skills and experience relevant to the functions of the Voluntary Health Insurance Board.

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